Our General Dentistry Services – Cross Dentistry
Whatever your needs, the professional and courteous staff at Cross Dentistry is here to make sure you’re getting top-of-the-line care during your dental appointment. Our dental services go above and beyond to make sure every patient walks away with a smile.
If you have questions or concerns about TMJ or are interested in orthodontic services, our staff can offer you guidance. We want to make sure that we’re meeting all of your dental care needs. We believe that no one should have to live with jaw pain or be unhappy with their smile. Let us know about your long-term goals so we can work together to create a treatment plan that will help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
If you have additional concerns, please bring them up at the time of your visit or give us a call between visits. We are more than happy to make an appointment if you’d like to be seen or have concerns about your oral health.
Other Dental Services
Dental checkup and teeth cleaning- We’ll also evaluate your gums and look for any signs of periodontal disease. Oftentimes, signs of periodontal disease are easy to miss because they tend to be painless. If we do find signs of periodontal disease, we will work together to create a periodontal therapy plan that will meet your needs and get you back on track to a healthy, happy mouth.
During your regular dental checkup, we will help assess your oral health and do everything we can to make sure your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible. We can even offer sealants to help prevent bacteria from getting trapped in the deep crevices that make up the chewing surfaces of your molars. Sealants protect these grooves to help prevent cavities from destroying the structure of your teeth and the tooth’s nerve. Sealants are especially popular for our pediatric dentistry patients who may not fully grasp the importance of brushing well or lack the dexterity to do so. We understand that a healthy mouth begins early and are happy to help your growing family learn the ins and outs of quality oral hygiene.
Preventive dentistry is the best way to maintain excellent oral health. It’s important to take care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis for optimal results. This includes visiting your dentist twice yearly, brushing at least twice per day, flossing, and using mouthwash daily. If you do these things, you’re greatly reducing your chance of tooth decay and gum disease. However, there are other risk factors that can’t be controlled, including genetics, illnesses, and certain medications that can wreak havoc on your teeth and oral hygiene. That’s why we’re here.
Preventive Dentistry Care and Periodontal Maintenance
While we will do our best to help you maintain your teeth for a lifetime, there are some situations that require tooth extractions. Very crowded teeth, extra teeth, or wisdom teeth may need to be removed to help you maintain good oral health. In some cases, we may need to remove cracked or decayed teeth as well. If we believe you need a tooth extraction, then we’ll take care to go over all of your options for tooth replacement to ensure we pick the right treatment plan for you.
Even with excellent care, sometimes tooth decay and tooth pain can occur. Our professional staff can help to find these cavities early and treat them accordingly to ensure that your teeth remain healthy. Early cavity treatment is important. If you think you may have a cavity between check-ups, feel free to reach out to our offices. We can get you in for a visit to assess the situation. If you do have a cavity, then we’ll quickly treat it to prevent it from developing into a bigger problem.
Tooth fillings and tooth extractions
Whatever you decide, you will receive the top level of care at Cross Dentistry.
Dental bridges or dental implants are one of the top choices when it comes to replacing missing or extracted teeth. If you’re looking for a less permanent option, then a removable full or partial denture may be the way to go. We can help you decide which of these options will help restore your smile to its optimal function. The answer may even be a combination of implants and dentures for both stability and confidence.
Occasionally, you may find yourself in need of more advanced dental services such as crowns or root canals. You can rest easy that our staff will walk you through these procedures to restore your smile. We will provide you with all of your options for any given situation. This way, you can make a comfortable and informed decision about which option will work best for you.
Dental crowns, bridges, affordable full and partial dentures, Cosmetic dentistry
In the event that you need additional services such as tooth extraction, dental crowns, bridges, dental implant, or full or partial dentures, we can help with that too. We take care to be gentle and informative as we work together with our patients to improve their dental health.
We also offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to help you feel and look your best. We offer teeth whitening, porcelain and composite veneers, and teeth sealants.
Should your exam indicate that there is a problem to be addressed, we will discuss all options to ensure you’re making the best decisions for your overall oral health. Our trained staff can help with fillings, root canals, extractions, and much more.
We treat patients of all ages. Our staff knows just what to look for at each stage of life to help you maintain a beautiful lasting smile for years to come. Feel free to raise any concerns regarding your oral health during your visit. We’re happy to assist in any way we can.
Family dentistry – Routine dental services are the foundation of quality dental care. We offer complete dental exams, routine check-ups, x-rays, teeth whitening, treating gum disease, oral cancer screening, dental restorations, and dental cleanings to our patients. These preventative services help us evaluate, diagnose, and treat any issues before they become a bigger problem. Our goal is to ensure that our patients of all ages have a happy, healthy smile.
Complete exams, Check-ups, X-rays, and Dental Cleanings – General dentistry services
Here’s a look at what our excellent staff can do for you.
Excellent dental hygiene, routine dental services, and dental exams are the cornerstone of living a healthy life. Our staff and dentists here at Cross Dentistry understands the importance of quality dental care. This is why we work so hard to provide all our patients with compassion and respect each and every time they visit our office for your dental appointment. We can help with all of your short- and long-term dental needs.
Reach out to our dental clinic at Cross Dentistry in Frederick, Maryland to make an appointment with our dental health care providers. Our Frederick, MD office sees patients of all ages including children. We provide quality dental care while helping you with your oral hygiene management to improve your overall oral health. Call us at (301) 662-0300 for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
General dental care, according to the American Dental Association, consists of the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of conditions and diseases of the body’s oral and maxillofacial region.
Most dental care providers (80%) are general dentists. The other 20% of dentists are specialists such as:
- An endodontist
- An orthodontist
- An oral and maxillofacial surgeon
- A pediatric dentist
- A periodontist
- A prosthodontist
- Or practices another specialty.
A general dentist will offer preventative as well as restorative dentistry at their practice. This includes services such as:
- Teeth Cleanings
- Cavity Fillings
- And much more
General dentistry’s focus is often a wide range of treatments and procedures for patients of all ages.
Once they’ve completed their undergraduate education, general dentists have gone through four years of dental school. They’ve also fulfilled the requirements of state licensing boards. Some dentists have a Doctor of Dental Medicine or DDM following their name while others have Doctor of Dental Surgery or DDS. However, the only difference between the two is the degree title. Education and training is the same for both descriptors.
Some general dentists go on to get additional special training in different areas of oral medicine.
Most general dentists focus on a combination of dental care treatments to provide patient care in most instances. Occasionally, if problems are too complex, they may refer patients out to a specialist. For the most part, common general dentistry treatments include:
- Regular Dental Exams & Dental Cleanings
- Following up on healthy oral habits
- Providing support for patients of all ages when it comes to learning proper dental hygiene
- Cavity fillings
- Sleep apnea therapy
- Root canal treatment
- Treatment for gingivitis
- TMD and/or TMJ treatment
- Mouth cancer screenings
- Tooth sealants
- Fluoride treatments
- Cosmetic procedures
- Minor oral surgery such as wisdom tooth removal
It’s recommended that you see the dentist every six months for preventative services. However, if you have an oral health concern then it’s best to go when you have the concern. This could mean a toothache, bleeding gums, or something else you feel warrants more immediate attention.